Jun 18, 2013 - 01:12 pm .- Christians are called to be evangelists, seeking out the sheep who are lost rather than staying at home tending to the few who have never left, Pope Francis said at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall.
Jun 18, 2013 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis tackled Jesus’ teaching that Christians must love their enemies by asking a series of provocative questions, such as, how can we love those who “bomb and kill so many people?”
Jun 18, 2013 - 09:02 am .- This coming Sunday, almost 500 disadvantaged children will arrive at the Vatican on a special red train, where they will be greeted by Pope Francis as part of their “Journey of Beauty.”
Jun 17, 2013 - 11:00 am .- Jesus makes it possible for Christians to “turn the other cheek” because they have received “all” from him, making slights, insults and even good things “nothing,” Pope Francis said.
Jun 17, 2013 - 10:30 am .- The temporary selection of a prelate for the so-called Vatican Bank shows Pope Francis is waiting for the advice of the cardinals he tapped as advisors before deciding the fate of the financial institute, according to a source in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
Jun 17, 2013 - 08:05 am .- In a message to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Pope Francis underscored that the “material and spiritual welfare” of every person must be the impetus behind political and economic efforts to remedy the economic crisis and help the poor.
Jun 16, 2013 - 09:01 am .- Harley-Davidson owners flocked to St. Peter’s Square today for a chance to greet Pope Francis, and they came away struck by his friendliness and closeness to the people.
Jun 16, 2013 - 06:25 am .- As he met with thousands of pro-life advocates from around the globe, Pope Francis stressed that the Gospel is the “way to freedom and life,” but lifestyles that are “dictated by selfishness” lead to slavery and death.
Jun 15, 2013 - 01:27 pm .- Pope Francis met with the staff of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica on Friday morning, encouraging them to dialogue with everyone and to avoid the failings of a “self-referential” Church.
Jun 15, 2013 - 09:25 am .- Participating in the political process in favor of human life is a part of the New Evangelization, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said as he kicked-off a pro-life weekend at the Vatican.
Jun 15, 2013 - 06:31 am .- The commission of cardinals that oversees the so-called Vatican bank has filled a key position by naming Monsignor Battista Ricca the secretary for the board and the commission itself.
Jun 14, 2013 - 12:44 pm .- The Vatican is not at all surprised the International Criminal Court rejected a request by an abuse victims’ advocacy group to investigate Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity.
Jun 14, 2013 - 09:27 am .- Pope Francis said people must to admit their sins like Saint Paul and not just their good deeds during his daily morning Mass.
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:42 am .- Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and Pope Francis met for the first time and issued a joint call for unity, rooted in the love of God.
Jun 14, 2013 - 04:30 am .- The low rumbling of hundreds of Harleys is overtaking the buzz of scooters and cars in the streets surrounding the Vatican, and on Sunday it will even be present in St. Peter’s Square.
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:44 am .- Pope Francis put aside his prepared remarks this morning and told members of the Synod of Bishops that the encyclical on faith is almost ready and the exhortation on evangelization will be finished before the Year of Faith is over.
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:12 am .- “It feels good,” Pope Francis said today as he celebrated Mass in his native language of Spanish for the first time in 48 days.
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:18 am .- Pope Francis said he trusts that bishops will continue to improve their dialogue and collaboration with him and with each other in their next general assembly.
Jun 13, 2013 - 04:49 am .- Rabbi Abraham Skorka believes that Pope Francis’ election offers a chance for Christian-Jewish relationships to grow, especially as the world experiences a crisis of belief.
Jun 12, 2013 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis has launched an appeal against child labor, calling it an “deplorable phenomenon" during his Wednesday general audience.
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